• Philip Munda

Chicken Schnitzel and Roasted Greens



These crispy chicken schnitzels were inspired by a recipe from Nigella Lawson. She uses cornflakes for the crust which we replaced with breadcrumbs. The important thing is to season the crumb and the dredging mixture to get the tastiest schnitzels possible. The salad was dressed with a simple acidic vinaigrette which goes really well with the crispy chicken and roasted vegetables. I'm usually not a fan of brussel sprouts but this changed my mind!


Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 2

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Ingredients

Schnitzel

  • 2 Chicken Breasts

  • 75g Dijon Mustard

  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)

  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger

  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 egg

  • 100g Breadcrumbs

  • 1.5 Tsp Paprika

  • 1 Tsp Oregano

  • 50ml oil for frying

Greens

  • 200g Brussel Sprouts

  • 200g Brocolli

  • 2 Garlic Cloves

  • 50g Parmesan

  • 1 Tsp Oregano

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 Lemon

  • Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of cling film on a wooden board and pound till flat (±2cm thick). You can use a tenderizer/rolling pin/pestle

  2. Mix together the mustard, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and egg and then poor over the flattened breasts in a shallow dish. Mix the breadcrumbs, oregano and paprika in a separate shallow dish.

  3. Dredge the soaked chicken in the crumb mixture so that they are well coated and place on a wire rack for 5 minutes to dry before cooking.

  4. Halve the Brussels sprouts and toss them together with the broccoli in a bowl with the olive oil, garlic, parmesan and oregano. Spread out on a baking try and season before placing in the preheated oven for 25 Minutes.

  5. Add the frying oil to a shallow pan/skillet over medium high heat. Test if it's ready by dropping some breadcrumbs in- they should sizzle. Cook for 4 minutes on each side and they should be cooked through but double check by cutting or with a thermometer. Transfer to a plate with kitchen paper to drain the oil.

  6. Squeeze lemon over the greens just before serving.


Happy Cooking!


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